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  • common side effects of c
  • It's also important to remember that doctors have ways of helping with many common side effects of chemotherapy. (kidshealth.org)
  • This results in the most common side-effects of chemotherapy: myelosuppression (decreased production of blood cells, hence also immunosuppression), mucositis (inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract), and alopecia (hair loss). (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients
  • When these healthy cells are damaged by chemotherapy, patients may experience side effects such as hair loss, digestive problems or mouth sores. (moffitt.org)
  • Information for patients including a short video and details of how chemotherapy works, its aims and side effects. (dmoztools.net)
  • improves
  • This shows that chemotherapy reduces the risk of recurrent disease, lengthens the duration women have before a metastasis is diagnosed and improves survival rates. (cochrane.org)
  • rapidly
  • While chemotherapy works to treat cancer, normal cells - like hair cells, which also divide rapidly - can be affected, too. (kidshealth.org)
  • Although chemotherapy can halt the growth of cancerous cells, it can also interfere with the growth of other healthy cells that divide rapidly as part of their normal function. (moffitt.org)
  • infusion
  • In comparison, the closed technique involves the closure of the abdominal wall prior to infusion of the chemotherapy reducing the issue of heat loss from peritoneal surfaces. (wikipedia.org)
  • damage
  • To a large extent, chemotherapy can be thought of as a way to damage or stress cells, which may then lead to cell death if apoptosis is initiated. (wikipedia.org)